Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lady En Noir || Atelier Jensen A/W 2015

I am so happy to introduce Atelier Jensen, which has been a slow progression of training, learning and growing over the course of 7 years.  Some of you know about my rich history with the sartorial world, and you can read more about the evolution of our journey on the Atelier Jensen website, now live!

Today marks our official 'soft release' of Atelier Jensen A/W 2015, a completely couture and hand-labored bespoke collective of vintage-inspired garments.  As lead designer I drew inspiration from a variety of sources for this collection, such as vintage fashion, high society starlet and socialites from the Golden era, old films, and pinup art.  We combined Eric's love of construction details, my love of vintage style and designs, and both of our importance on highlighting the classic hourglass shape that we are so inspired by.  I'm a dedicated corset-wearer and my love of a cinched waist is heavily visible in our work.  Another inspiration for this line, was my own need for warm feminine pieces to wear during the colder seasons.  In past eras, every day womenswear was glamorous and luxurious.  So for select pieces, we combined the warmth and luxury of high quality wools. 

Lady En Noir is a powerful yet demure, simple yet intricate, classic yet original, and elegant pencil dress.  It is crafted from luxurious Australian wool, spun with 85% wool and 15% silk - thus making it structured, warm, luxurious and soft.  It is accented by 6 stunning Swarovski Crystal Buttons, and details a unique fold-over collar.  There is absolutely no stretch, it is a form-fitting piece and looks especially spectacular when made to the measurements of a corseted figure.  As always, it is bespoke/couture.  Details:
                 * 100% handmade from scratch, drafted from your own individual pattern
                 * 85% Wool, 15% Silk
                 * 6 Swarovski Crystal Buttons
                 * Boned Bodice
                 * Canvas
                 * Lining
                 * All specific materials are limited stock, but custom provides array of options.

There will be 7 pieces total, and we'll be adding them separately throughout Fall and early Winter.  Every piece is made to order, so if you see one you like feel free to contact us any time.  While we strongly recommend personal fittings, we can make them to your measurements as well.  Special thanks to Milli Starr for providing the stunning custom hat.  We are honored to have another true bespoke artist accompanying our first design.
Dress :: Atelier Jensen
Hat :: Milli Starr
Gloves :: Prada {similar}


  1. This dress is beautiful and a wonderful reflection of your own personal style, it is exactly how I imagined a piece from your collection would be. Congratulations to you and your husband on launching your own label, I look forward to seeing everything else that you create!

  2. What an amazing garment, it is perfectly you and so special to know that it was created by you and your husband... I can't wait to see the rest of your label x

  3. You look so chic and stylish. I adore this combo and you did a fantastic job styling. I especially love your hat!


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